Bike rentals and other amenities will be available by mid-October along the Panhandle Trail in Burgettstown, PA. As a decade-long project to redevelop the historic train station has come to its conclusion, you’ll have the opportunity to see the building before it opens to the public.
To complete the final phase of construction, BACDC received a grant from the R.K. Mellon Foundation and technical assistance from The Progress Fund. The grant covered the total cost of interior build-out, new porch and sidewalks, and accessibility improvements. The Progress Fund was responsible for grant management and construction contract oversight. The Progress Fund also provided advice to BACDC for positioning Burgettstown as a new biking destination along the Panhandle Trail.
The Burgettstown Area Community Development Corp. (BACDC) hosted an Open House and Tour at the Burgettstown Train Station (located at 1713 Main Street, Burgettstown, PA 15021) on Tuesday, October 4 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
Tasz Construction has completed the interior construction on a replica of the 133-year-old former Pennsylvania Railroad Company station on North Main Street. The train station will house The Shoppe Along the Way, a general store with a bicycle rental shop downstairs. A soft opening of The Shoppe Along the Way will take place on October 15 during Burgettstown’s homecoming festivities, with plans to have the store up and running in November.
For the hundreds of weekly users of the Panhandle Trail, the store will fill a crucial need. There is currently no place to readily get even bottled water between McDonald and Weirton, WV.
Mary Kay Schreiner will be leasing the property, where she plans to rent bicycles and sell provisions to cyclists, but also offer seasonal items, home décor, Pittsburgh souvenirs and refurbished furniture. “I’m trying to keep everything as locally made as possible. I want it to be a modern-day version of the General Store,” said Schreiner. For more information about The Shoppe Along the Way, visit their website and Facebook page.
On October 9, the Observer-Reporter featured The Shoppe Along the Way in their article, “Modern general store coming to former train station”. Read the full Observer-Reporter article.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette also featured the Burgettstown Train Station in their recent article, “Replica of train station to offer trail stop”. Read the full Post-Gazette article.